Kids Room makeover roundup

Roundup, round 2. I missed the ‘end of the year’ roundup posts that every self respecting professional blogger should do because of one Sir. Charlie Henderson’s arrival. That little punk forced me to ‘cuddle’ and ‘obsess’ and ‘sing weird songs about chins and armpits’ instead of doing said roundups. So in celebration of Mr. Charlie and kids around the world, really, we’ve pulled together a ‘favorite kids room’ roundup. (And thank you all who voted for me for The Homies, and remember voting lasts all week).


Tween Bedroom Makeover. I love looking at old work and falling just as hard in love with it. This room is just so happy for such a happy and fun girl.


Boy Bedroom Makeover  A vintage inspired, grown up, boys room with a hint of star wars. Its like walking down memory lane, over here.


Studio City Playroom featured in HGTV Magazine. An open playroom with a monster of an amazing shelving unit. Keeping the lower shelves for functional toy storage, a creative ombre mason jar display was created to fill the oddly shaped, non-kid-height upper shelves.


Cup of Jo | Kids Room  A bedroom for two boys, a playroom and possibility of an occasional guest. It could have been a tall order, but totally do-able. Keeping the walls renter white, all the color was brought in with toys and accessories.

I actually have three new kids rooms that i’ve designed and need to shoot (yes, mine included) and post about, and after I finish this major project i’m working on right now i’m going to shoot and share. Kids rooms are WILDLY fun to design; such freedom in color and pattern. It obviously doesn’t hurt that aesthetically i’m really colorful, playful and frankly rather immature. So stay tuned for more …

Which is your favorite? I honestly can’t pick …

formatting by Rebecca Zajac | Design By Numbers

  1. Toby and Anton’s room has to be my favourite! I love the fresh colour palette and the fact it doesn’t look too childish. I’d happily have that as my bedroom and I’m a 24 year old girl!

  2. Robyn

    I love the Studio City Playroom. It’s kidish enough for well, kids. But move a few things out and it could really easily be an adult space. Not like in an X-Rated way but in a “we’re wine sipping adults” way.

  3. Deb

    My all-time favorite is the tween’s bedroom. Full of color and life! Emily, where do you find all of your very cool rugs? Such statement pieces which add that finishing touch, and always a punch of color and pattern. I continue to be inspired by all of your work; thank you!

    • Sarah

      The rug in that room is from land of nod. They still have it, I believe

  4. Victoria

    My favorite is the tween’s room. It is such a happy, bright girly room with wonderful touches from the art all the way down to the sweet peas. So different than the bedroom I shared with my sister growing up. My dream room if I were a tween.

  5. Sarah

    I copied the first two rooms for my son and daughter. I’d love to show you…it’d either the MOST sincerely flattery or just weird. I’m not sure. But I am sure that our whole family could not be more thrilled with the two rooms.

  6. Paula

    I love the tween girls room. I just painted my daughter’s room Quartz Stone this week. She is thrilled! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  7. Melanie

    Toby and Anton’s room are my favorite!! You did such a beautiful job on Jo’s apartment. Very classy, bright and fun!

  8. Debbie C

    I LOVE that girl’s/tween’s room! The colors are so refreshing and feminine but not too sweet. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Those are some pretty stunning transformations. I’m jelly of these kids!

  10. Kay

    I am the least girlie person ever, but I’m smitten with that tween girl’s room!
    Something about the old-school gingham + rag rug paired (my personal faves) with a fresh print + 2014 colors — totally what this gal “of a certain age” aspires to!

  11. Sarah

    My favourite is the Studio City Playroom because of the frames of the art decoration and the idea to celebrate the childrens art as if they very grown up, expensive artists! :)

  12. Elisabeth

    I love the tween girl room. I’ve been planning my daughter’s “big girl” room, and I just keep going back to that post. The colors, patterns, everything are exactly what I’m hoping to do.

  13. rose

    So, Emily Henderson is going to bring blue into your home. You’re very predictable. And all the humble-brag, baby whining is getting annoying. Write a design blog OR a mommy blog. Referencing your kid, self esteem etc in every single post is boring and we don’t care. Truth.

  14. This has nothing to do with this post – but CONGRATS on winning a Homie!!! Very much deserved in my humble opinion!!!

    (I’ll never understand people that take the time to post comments that are negative – if you aren’t happy with the direction of a blog, stop reading it)

  15. Clementine

    YOU WON!! Congrats, lady! Very well deserved. :)

  16. I love the Cup of Jo makeover best overall (like, that apartment is amazing!)

    But when I was a little girl that tween room would have been amaze-balls. Those poofs? My fave.

  17. Jen K

    Love. Especially the frames art on the chalk board wall. We have the chalk board wall with height the kids can’t get to. Perfect fix!

  18. Wendy

    Love the chalkboard wall/blue shaded bottles!

    Congrats on the Homies. You didn’t just win, you blew the competition out
    of the water—one thousand something votes vs. hundreds….

  19. Candice

    LOVE how lived in these rooms looks – not perfect, but so comfortable, so lived in. I love that look Emily!

  20. Kim

    I love the Studio City playroom. I plan to add a chalkboard wall or framed chalkboard along with some DIY bookshelves I found on pinterest to my daughters room.

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